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Updated: 3:23 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 | Posted: 1:32 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016

Jax ACPS seeking fosters after 30+ cats taken from home

Cats surrendered to Jax ACPS
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Cats surrendered to Jax ACPS

By Stephanie Brown

Jacksonville, FL —

A big animal seizure with an already critically full shelter is leading Jacksonville Animal Care and Protective Services to ask for your help.

ACPS says Animal Code Enforcement Officers took in 32 adult cats from a home on Jacksonville’s Southside today, where they were living in substandard conditions. ACPS Chief Jim Crosby says they had been working this investigation for some time, and when they went to the home with a warrant today, the owner determined the cats could no longer be properly cared for, and surrendered them.

“We could really use adopters to help free up space while we get these cats ready to be adopted out,” Crosby says.

We’re told the shelter is already critically full, so the influx of cats is putting a lot of pressure on the medical staff and sheltering capabilities.

If you’re able to foster a cat to help make room for the ones that were taken in, you’re urged to stop by the shelter at 2020 Forest Street. The shelter is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10AM to 6PM.

ACPS is also seeking people who can foster dogs, at least through the next Mega Pet Adoption event December 16-18.

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